This tiny lipstick palette is packaged beautifully, in a way that is both simple and classic. Furthermore, as someone who works in the wine industry, the lipstick names of "Retsina", "Rosé", and "Tannin" were immediately amusing, even if the colors were inappropriate for the names.
Retsina is a neutral nude pink. In real life, Retsina is a Greek white wine that has been produced since ancient Roman times. Because it is a white wine, a clear gloss with a hint of golden shimmer might have been a more appropriate color, as this lipstick doesn't approximate the shade of Retsina varietal wines in any shape or form.
|Bite Beauty Retsina on Human Face|
|Bite Beauty Rosé on Human Face|
|Bite Beauty Tannin on Human Face|
The Luminous Crème Lipstick Palette retails for $10 for 0.075oz of product, which comes out to $133.33 per ounce. Although Sephora claims that it is a $38 value, that is clearly not the case. A full sized Bite Beauty lipstick costs $24 for 0.13oz ($184.62 per ounce). Based on those numbers, this palette would be worth $13.85. (The Luminous Lip Library, by these calculations, would be worth $55.38, not the $96 that Sephora claims.) However, that is assuming that the lipsticks in this palette are of comparable quality to Bite Beauty's full sized lipsticks. Given their waxy texture and terrible staying power, I think it's quite likely that corners were cut for this product, which would mean this palette is worth less than the $10 being charged for it.